Sound Off is a non-profit (paperwork pending) that works to increase the access marginalized people in tech have to professional opportunities. Each month, Sound Off hosts a fundraising campaign to support a worthy cause in technology.
This month, we’re raising money for UIKonf and live captioning!
UIKonf is an independent conference in Berlin, Germany focusing on iOS development and taking place from May 22nd to May 25th. Like all conferences we work with, UIKonf features a strong Code of Conduct to set expectations for attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Our own Jeff Watkins and Ashley Nelson-Hornstein will be speaking this year. Be sure to say “hi” if you’re attending!
Live captioning for UIKonf is not only going to open up the conference to the deaf community and the hard of hearing, but will be indispensable for many of the attendees for whom English is not their first language.
Captioning for the two days of talks will cost $3,000. We’re lucky to have retained White Coat Captioning – the same team that captions AlterConf for our friend Ashe Dryden. So we’re sure they’ll do a great job.
This time around we’re trying out Go Fund Me to ease the stress on UIKonf and provide public tracking of our fundraising. We’ll pay White Coat Captioning directly and make an invoice publicly available after the event. Should we raise more than our goal of $3000, the additional funds will be rolled over into our next fundraising campaign.
Donate now to help us make UIKonf accessible to as many people as possible!